The Charms of Sakai City

Situated in the northern part of Fukui Prefecture, Sakai City has a diverse array of scenery for your viewing pleasure, including spectacular views of the Sea of Japan, retro townscapes, historic sites, and spots teeming with greenery. Some spots to add to your travel itinerary include the powerful Tojinbo Cliffs; Mikuni Minato, a town that flourished as a port of call for the Kitamaebune cargo ship trade; Maruoka Castle, home to one of Japan’s remaining twelve original castle towers; and the Takeda area, which is surrounded by mountains and full of nature. Foodies also love this former port town for its fresh seafood, such as the famous Echizen crab and Fukui sweet shrimp.